HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Club for Growth will puni...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:07 PM

Club for Growth will punish members voting for Sandy flood aid

Source: The Hill

The conservative Club for Growth said Friday that it will punish House members who voted for a flood insurance measure aimed at helping pay for Hurricane Sandy’s damage.

The Club will “key-vote” the measure, using it to compile an annual rating for each lawmaker.

The House on Thursday morning approved the $9.7-billion increase in funding for the National Flood Insurance Program. The bill passed easily in a bipartisan 354-67 vote.

“Congress should not allow the federal government to be involved in the flood insurance industry in the first place, let alone expand the National Flood Insurance Program's authority,” a statement from the Club’s Andy Roth said.



Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/appropriations/275593-club-for-growth-will-punish-members-supporting-sandy-flood-aid

15 replies, 2769 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 15 replies Author Time Post
Reply Club for Growth will punish members voting for Sandy flood aid (Original post)
Redfairen Jan 2013 OP
Berlum Jan 2013 #1
TygrBright Jan 2013 #2
padruig Jan 2013 #3
another_liberal Jan 2013 #9
ladym55 Jan 2013 #4
BeyondGeography Jan 2013 #5
mwooldri Jan 2013 #6
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #8
mwooldri Jan 2013 #14
louis-t Jan 2013 #10
another_liberal Jan 2013 #7
Javaman Jan 2013 #11
mamayo Jan 2013 #12
Doremus Jan 2013 #13
justice1 Jan 2013 #15

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:09 PM

1. Tsk tsk. Republicans and their anti-American torture fetish. Disgustipating.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:10 PM

2. Keep digging, gentlemen! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:11 PM

3. Grover, Grover, Grover ...



I understand that the so-called "Club For Growth" was an invention of Grover Norquist.

I think there may be a case for bringing up the "Club For Growth" on racketeering charges.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to padruig (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:25 PM

9. Grover's chances . . .

Grover's chances in a New York or New Jersey court would definitely not be very good.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:13 PM

4. Seriously?

Ummm, newsflash Club for Growth. This is one of the important things government does. It steps in and helps its citizens in times of need. This allows these communities to function economically and return to independence more quickly.

Sorry that this basic concept is so difficult to grasp.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:17 PM

5. Blue state money, bad

Red state, good

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:19 PM

6. What an appropriate name for that group.

Club for Growth... yep clubbing growth. Or more like killing it. That is what happens when things are 'clubbed' - they die.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mwooldri (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:24 PM

8. Excellent analogy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SunSeeker (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:19 PM

14. You read my mind - kinda. I didn't want to bring up that particular analogy. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mwooldri (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:27 PM

10. 'Club for Growth' is actually 'shrinking' membership in the repug party.

Their original mission was to force anyone left of limbaugh out of the party.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:21 PM

7. Good! I hope no one funds their next election run.

Anyone who is a member of an outfit like Club for Growth has no business being in the United States Congress to begin with.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:35 PM

11. You all know why, right?

most of the states effected with the heaviest damage were blue states.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 03:26 PM

12. I just sent this wonderful little group a scathing email

can't wait to hear something back: nuke:

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 04:19 PM

13. That cleared up something for me. Flood insurance --- of course!

A big reason they want the govt to stay out of disaster relief is so their cronies can clean up selling flood insurance. Without the competition, cost of private policies would soar and fatten plutocrats' coffers even more.

I guess it still hasn't sunk in just how despicable some people can be.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Doremus (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:46 AM

15. People would lose desirable property, after being forced to sell at a discount to rich predators.

It's like a farmer I know, who owns several thousand acres. He would love to see subsidies go away, so he can buy the land, when someone else falls on hard times.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread